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business license

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by cturner, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. cturner

    cturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    can anyone tell me were i have to go to get my business license in michigan

    thank u
  2. jlewis

    jlewis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140


    This may help you.

    I'm in PA and I mainly do home improvement work. I needed the business license to be able to purchase from certain vendors. (PA does not license builders or home improvement contractors!!) This required a bus. name. To get the name I had to apply and that required a bus. address (not a PO box). That required a varience to run a home based business. All told $300 and I have it. (And the scope of work is vague!!)

    It amazes me that insurance co's don't require it prior to issuing liabilty ins.

  3. cturner

    cturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    well thank u much joe i'll check it out:D
  4. michigangrass

    michigangrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Hi Chris

    I've just relocated to Michigan and currently in the process of getting everything geared up for the 2003 season.

    I've been to Lansing to register my business name and at the time asked about a business license. They stated that Lawn Care in the state of MI is not required to have a business license. They did tell me that the only time you actually need a license is if you are a "Landscape Architect". You do need certifications for pesticide application, etc.
    Seems a little strange seeing how most every lawn care company in michigan claims to be licensed.

    If you do find out anything, please let me know michigangrass@netscape.net
  5. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    Check with your city or town. They may require a business license.
  6. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    THey are probably stating that they are liscensed to apply fert and pesticides.
  7. rbruchwalski

    rbruchwalski LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Here north of Pittsburgh, I was told that Lawn Care businesses aren't required to have a business license, unless you get into the fertilization/pesticide aspect of the business
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    oldey but goody

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